Senior Buyer/Purchasing Manager

SF Group
15 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer for an international business based in the West Midlands.

Your duties will be as follows:

  • Leading a team
  • Understand full cost breakdown of top 80% spend by supplier
  • Broad commodity knowledge on all key directs spends
  • Initiate Kan Ban agreements with top suppliers agreeing manufacturing batch size, min max etc.
  • Full understanding of site liabilities from a purchase perspective in terms of cost
  • Develop a close working relationship with the management team to deliver on cost, quality and service from supply base
  • Maintain close working with EMEA purchasing group to ensure full alignment with the commodity strategy
  • Represent purchasing on all new product developments at stage 0
  • Maintain all site specific non-disclosure agreements and supplier contracts
  • Arrange supplier technical meetings, lead value engineering initiatives, lead all supplier issues
  • Ensure payment terms are optimised and aligned with other business units
  • Lead supplier development, manage supplier relationships
  • Work with quality to develop score card and focus on service levels
  • Full ownership of MP&S maintenance/idea tracking sheet

Ideally the candidate will have the following:

  • CIPS qualified
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working within a manufacturing purchasing role
  • Working knowledge of Lean, especially Kan Ban
  • Experience of sourcing in India and China
  • Experience of working within cross functional teams
  • Experience of working within target driven environments
  • Ability to work to strict timelines